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Poster: NorthStarDead Date: Jun 17, 2009 6:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: pure bliss

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-05-11.sbd.ashley-bertha.7364.sbefail.shnf

The Dark Star is out of this galaxy. So good
Rotterdam

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Poster: ducats Date: Jun 18, 2009 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pure bliss

was there a set break?

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jun 17, 2009 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pure bliss

no doubt about it...top three show of 1972...real nice sounding soundboard...the whole show is good...

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jun 18, 2009 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pure bliss

Strat, why is 5/11 a top 3 for the year? The Dew is relatively weak, and the 45 min Dark Star just never gets anywhere. I found the best parts of the show to be little 1st set tunes like Big RR. It's been a while since I've had it on though.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jun 18, 2009 4:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pure bliss

08-27-1972, 09-28-1972, 05-11-1972 are my top three for now...

I find the Dark Star to be pretty damn compelling with alot of momentum by Jerry to carry it along in cartoon land...Morning Dew is not the highlight, not a bad or weak version, but not as good as the Lyceum version...Pigpen had a good show, the set list is great par 72 standards, the whole show is, to me, the best Europe show, however the Europe tour is pretty damn consistent...the sound quality is superior...seriously the band starts with Playing in the Band...

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jun 18, 2009 5:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pure bliss

Thanks strat. Always appreciate the views. I'll put it on again shortly.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jun 18, 2009 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pure bliss

There's never any love for 5/18... except from me. :)

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Jun 17, 2009 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pure bliss

Europe '72

Would make a fantastic (60 disc plus ) boxed set.

Unfortunately, that's how it will probably remain (a fantasy).

But, you can always create your own ..........

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jun 18, 2009 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: pure bliss

It's odd how many folks gravitate to other years as the best. 72 was/is probably the most commercially documented, and goes head to head for well played shows against '77. It also shows some real maturation of Weir as a standout rhythm player and Garcia in finally getting the Bakersfield tone and feel down with the Nash Stratocaster.

Not to mention both Pig and Keith on many Europe shows, and without Donna. If you listen carefully, Phil has become an excellent high harmony singer as well, surely something he has rarely been given any kind of credit for. In fact, Garcia, Lesh and Weir are all in fine voice for the better part of the spring tour.

I've always been partial to 72 as one of the very best of the band, the only downside is that the huge songs that came from Wake of the Flood have not arrived at this point.